Banana Tree Striped Leaf Botanical Print by Houtte

Brandywine General Store

SKU: 73 botanical

Musa Vittata - An archival premium Quality art Print of the Striped Leaf Banana Tree by Louis Van Houtte for sale by Brandywine General Store. The musa genus is very important economically throughout the wet tropics. The fruits of several species are edible, such as the banana. They may be sweet as the banana or starchy as the plantains and may be eaten raw or cooked. Some species are important fiber sources and others are grown as ornamentals. The tree here pictured will attain a height of twenty feet. In the 1870 book titled New and Rare Beautiful Leaved Plants, the musa vittata was voted as the number 1 plant listed for its beautiful foliage. This variegated variety had just been introduced in to the greenhouses of England, while the plain green leafed banana had been growing the in the English greenhouses for around 40 years. Houtte pictured this tree as it appears in its natural habitat. Botanical art print #73

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